As the NFL season comes to a close, many head coaching positions project as open heading into the 2018-2019 season. With the Washington Football team recent success, that could spell trouble for the team, and the entire Pac-12
The NFL is the grandaddy of head coaching positions. As such, the end of the 2017 NFL season begins the annual migration of NCAA coaches and assistants to the promised land of football coaching – an opportunity to land a new coaching position with an NFL team. In fact, it was such an event which lured former Washington Football team‘s wide receiver coach Bush Hamdan to the NFL to serve as the quarterback coach for the Atlanta Falcons. After one season, the Huskies managed to lure Hamdan back to Washington to serve as the quarterback coach and offensive coordinator.
Now this same coaching staff must baten down the hatches and weather another NFL storm of coaching carousels. And the list of NFL coaching searches is already thought to be one of the largest coaching changes in NFL history.
So who is in, and who is out in the NFL?
So far, these openings are reported: Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator, Indianapolis Colts head coach, Oakland Raiders head coach, Arizona Cardinals head coach, Chicago Bears head coach, Detroit Lions head coach, Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator, and NY Giants head coach. And with each coaching change, staff coaching positions will likely be new hires as well.
What that means for the Washington Football program, a team with recent success, is that there is no doubt some NFL team looks over UW coaches to reinforce their coaching staff. Who can blame them? With the team’s outlook for the 2018 NCAA football season, the Huskies are sure fire favorites to compete for 2018’s Pac-12 Football championship.
But as the Huskies continue to succeed, the team will attract more and more attention. For now, hopefully the team can retain their remarkably talented coaching staff. But even if the coaches remain intact, it’s only a matter of time.